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Month: January 2018

Greetings on the auspicious festival – Bhogi, Sankranthi and Kanuma

This is a 3 day festival celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in South India and specially in Andhra Pradesh. First day is known as Bhoghi where children gets blessings. Second day is main festival called Sankranthi and third day is Kanuma – this is festival for formers. This is one festival where new couple generally celebrated together with both families. A month long before this festival, rongli is made in front of each house and a tour of village with Bhajans happen early in the morning. More about Sankranthi from Wikipedia Makar Sankranti is one of the few ancient…

Greetings on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swamy Vivekananda

Today is Swami Vivekananda’s Jayanthi (birth anniversary) as per Hindu calendar. I extend my warm wishes on this auspicious occasion and may we all get inspired by his teachings. swami Vivekananda born on 12th January, 1863 and attained Maha samadhi on 4th July 1902. During his life, he has delivered many speeches that inspires one and all. Some information: Born into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta, Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality. He was influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna, from whom he learnt that all living beings were an embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be…

Greetings on the occasion of Shri. Thyagaraja Aradhana

Today is aradhana of Shri. Kakarla Thyagarabrahman, a man who have created history in Carnatic Classical music. Tyagaraja and his contemporaries Syama Sastri and Muthuswami Dikshitar were regarded as the Trinity of modern Carnatic music. Tyagaraja composed thousands of devotional compositions, most in Telugu and in praise of Lord Rama, many of which remain popular today.[2] Of special mention are five of his compositions called the Pancharatna Kritis (English: “five gems”), which are often sung in programs in his honour. There are rare temples of Shri. Thyagaraja and we are honoured to have born in a village “Injaram” where one…

Visually impaired, will travel!

This is a guest post by Divya and Ritu of BAT Travels The visually impaired also need a holiday. A holiday that treats them like equals. Disability tour or disability travel may not be the answer. Inclusive travel, most likely, may be. The lesser conversation we have about how different the disabled people are from able-bodied, the better it is. In fact, the conversation should be, how alike we all are, disabled or able-bodied. And therefore the need to go to a new destination, unwind in the new vibe, and come back learning a thing or two about an earlier…